I'm just back from the hospital, having just applied for anti tnfs/ biologics. I was offered a choice of four: Etanercept (a biosimilar), Adalimumab, Certolizumab pegol or Golimumab.
Initially, I was shown a sideshow of anti tnfs in general, then shown the injection dummies and told how often they're administered. After that it was down to me: a daunting task!
I went for Certolizumab pegol. My decision was swayed by the clinical nurse telling me that it is especially good for hands and mine are always so swollen and sore (along with the rest of body) and it's administered every 2 weeks which seems better than less often or weekly.
After my choosing this out of the four, the nurse said it was the best choice in her opinion.
Just have to wait now for the funding to be agreed. I left after having a steroid jab- these haven't worked before for me but I have had too many courses of prednisolone recently.
Has anyone had any experience of Certolizumab pegol?